We provide coverage and resolution advice on contested first party claims and associated subrogated recoveries.

Our focus is on being easy to work with by delivering quality services in ways that meet insurers’ commercial drivers, including speed and proactivity.

For the more complex claims, including those involving hotel, strata, commercial and industrial premises, we have specialist technical knowledge and expert witness networks to allow us to seamlessly deal with any type of loss, particularly those caused by regular perils like fire, water escape and weather events. The common dynamic involves an insured who is a landlord or tenant, and our deep experience in property law, strata and leasing arrangements enables us to navigate competing pressures to deliver successful outcomes.

W+K has close connections with key loss adjusters across of varying seniority and have the respect of major brokers and access to a suite of market-recognised experts with dispute and reporting experience.

Recent work

We have provided indemnity advice on several industrial warehouse fire claims and landlord or tenant claims involving fire or flood at shopping complexes.

We acted on claims for material damage and business interruption losses arising out of the Pike River Coal Mine explosion in New Zealand.

We acted in a claim for damages caused by bushfires in Australia which resulted in extensive destruction of a commercial farm. The matter involved preparing extensive evidence to substantiate the loss pursued.

We are acting on two of the largest property insurance losses in Australian mining – Atlantic Ltd and First Quantum Minerals – involving a significant fire loss of a Beneficiation Plant, and the catastrophic failure of an Atmospheric Leach Tank at a Nickel Plant, both in Western Australia.